Cinema Student Jon Ayon wins Grand Prize at the Coppola Director’s Short Film Competition

Cinema student Jon Ayon takes home first prize for his film SOMBRAS, which he produced in Johnny’s documentary thesis class at SFSU. The film was selected out of over 1000 entries to play during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, where it won over a juried panel for its exemplary craft and presence. On the film, Roman Coppola stated, “Jon Ayon’s ‘Sombras (Shadows)’ is a touching demonstration of film’s potential both as a tool of self-understanding and as a catalyst to inspire and bring about change on a timely social issue.”

Watch the film here.